Children's Services Coordinator - Nyirripi

$68,764 yearly
  • Central Desert Regional Council
  • 1 Bagot Street, Alice Springs NT 0870
  • Jan 08, 2021
Full time Education, Training, and Sports

Job Description


About us

Central Desert Regional Council is a local government authority covering an area over 282,000 Sq. kilometres. The Council provides a range of services in 12 communities to the North of Alice Springs: Lajamanu, Ti Tree, Wilora, Nturiya, Pmara Jutunta, Willowra, Laramba, Nyirripi, Yuelamu, Atitjere, Engawala and Yuendumu. There are also several homelands and outstations. The Central Desert area is considered remote and disadvantaged and over 80% of the population is Aboriginal.

The Role

Council is seeking an adventurous, highly motivated and experienced professional to undertake the above position based in the Aboriginal community of Nyirripi which is a five hour drive from Alice Springs. The Children’s Services Coordinator will supervise the early childhood centre staff and effectively manage the day to day operation of the service to provide inclusive, high-quality educational and care services to local families.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to use their vision, management skills and innovative approach to service delivery to positively shape the Nyirripi Child Care service into a highly effective centre for early learning and a hub for inclusive family engagement. Joining a team full of passion and a commitment to making a difference, the Children’s Services Coordinator has the opportunity to play a central role in the community by making a lasting and positive contribution to the families of Nyirripi.

Keys to your success

  • An appropriate early childhood qualification. Minimum Diploma in
  • Early Childhood Education and Care requirement
  • Previous experience working in a leadership role in centre based early education
  • A passion and flair for working with Aboriginal staff and clients in a remote location
  • Excellent written and verbal communications
  • Excellent administrative, organisational and analytical skills

What’s on offer?

  • Salary $68,764.45 plus a range of additional benefits including,
  • 6 weeks of annual leave
  • 4 additional leave days
  • 17% leave loading
  • Relocation benefits available
  • 9.5% superannuation

The Northern Territory Government has put together resources that provide information on remote communities in the NT. These are available at or!/home (external sites)

For further information on this exciting opportunity please contact Marlies Coleman, Children & Youth Services Manager on 8958 9542.

Are you our next Children’s Services Coordinator in Nyirripi?

To apply for this position please download the Position Description and Information Package. Applicants are required to provide a written application that addresses the selection criteria and to complete the ‘Application for advertised vacancy’ form. Applications should be marked to the attention of Recruitment Team and emailed to

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Job Closing Date

Feb 08, 2021